Film: Varda by Agnès (2019)

Film: Varda by Agnès (2019)

  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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“Two hours in this director’s company is a pleasure” The Guardian

“A cathartic, bittersweet swansong from one of cinema’s most endearing and adored auteurs” Cinevue

“Varda’s pure love of cinema leaves us craving for more.” Sight & Sound

In what proved to be her final film, feminist icon, pioneer and legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda’s self-portrait is a rewarding and highly charming journey through her imaginative life's opus. Whether in front of the camera or behind it, Agnès Varda was a visual storyteller who eschewed convention and the more prescribed approaches to drama.

In this film she looks back at her life and her many films in a generous and imaginative self-portrait, consisting of monologues in front of an audience and wonderful extracts from her work to illustrate her unique artistic visions and ideas. Few other filmmakers have cultivated imagination, freedom and community like Varda has, and we are in truly charming, and thoroughly inspiring company throughout.

Director: Agnès Varda
Cast: Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès
Running time: 115 mins
Certificate: 15 (Subtitles in English)

Date: Monday 10 February
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6 /£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA

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